Title: 아버지가 이상해 / Father is Strange
Chinese Title: 爸爸好奇怪
Also known as: Father is Weird
Genre: Family, Comedy
Episodes: 50 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2017-March-04 to 2017-Aug-20
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 19:55


This drama is about a family that lives on the outskirts of Seoul. Byun Han Soo (Kim Young Chul) is the father and His wife, Na Young Sil (Kim Hae Sook) is a dedicated, responsible mother to his three daughters and one son including Hye Young (Lee Yoo Ri), Mi Young (Jung So Min), Ra Young (Ryu Hwa Young) and Joon Young (Min Jin Woong).

Suddenly one day, Ahn Joong Hee (Lee Joon) shows up at the household, and declares that he is the son of the family. Joong Hee is an actor who used to be a member of an idol group. He begins to live with them…


Byun’s Family

Lee Joon as Ahn Joong Hee
Kim Young Chul as Byun Han Soo (father)
Kim Hae Sook as Na Young Shil (mother)
Jung So Min as Byun Mi Young
Lee Yoo Ri as Byun Hye Young
Min Jin Woong as Byun Joon Young
Ryu Hwa Young as Byun Ra Young
Ryu Soo Young as Cha Jung Hwan

People around Na Young Shil

Lee Joon Hyuk as Na Yeong Sik
Jang So Yun as Lee Bo Mi
Jung Joon Won as Na Min Ha


Lee Mi Do as Kim Yoo Joo
Ahn Hyo Sup as Park Chul Soo
Kang Suk Woo as Cha Kyu Tak
Park Hye Sook as Kim Mal Boon
Song Ok Sook as Oh Bok Nyeo
Jung Hee Tae as Director
Shin Dong Mi
Lee Chang as Director Ryu

Production Credits

Director: Lee Jae Sang
Screenwriter: Lee Jung Sun


Kim So Yun was first cast as Byun Hye Young, but dropped out prior to the first script reading and filming. She was replaced by Lee Yoo Ri after that.

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2017-03-04 1 21.1 (1st) 19.4 (1st) 22.9 (1st) 22.7 (1st)
2017-03-05 2 24.4 (1st) 23.3 (1st) 26.5 (1st) 25.7 (1st)
2017-03-11 3 19.6 (1st) 18.8 (1st) 21.4 (1st) 20.7 (1st)
2017-03-12 4 21.9 (1st) 21.1 (1st) 24.4 (1st) 24.5 (1st)
2017-03-18 5 21.1 (1st) 20.7 (1st) 22.5 (1st) 21.4 (1st)
2017-03-19 6 26.2 (1st) 23.5 (1st) 27.1 (1st) 26.3 (1st)
2017-03-25 7 22.6 (1st) 21.0 (1st) 22.4 (1st) 21.6 (1st)
2017-03-26 8 26.9 (1st) 25.1 (1st) 26.8 (1st) 25.6 (1st)
2017-04-01 9 23.5 (1st) 19.8 (2nd) 21.9 (1st) 21.9 (1st)
2017-04-02 10 26.4 (1st) 24.6 (1st) 25.8 (1st) 25.5 (1st)
2017-04-08 11 22.0 (1st) 19.6 (2nd) 22.3 (1st) 22.4 (1st)
2017-04-09 12 25.5 (1st) 23.3 (1st) 26.8 (1st) 25.9 (1st)
2017-04-15 13 22.9 (1st) 20.7 (1st) 22.8 (1st) 22.4 (1st)
2017-04-16 14 27.6 (1st) 25.5 (1st) 28.0 (1st) 27.6 (1st)
2017-04-22 15 24.7 (1st) 22.5 (1st) 23.0 (1st) 22.4 (1st)
2017-04-23 16 24.4 (1st) 22.8 (1st) 23.5 (1st) 23.4 (1st)
2017-04-29 17        
2017-04-30 18        
2017-05-06 19        
2017-05-07 20        
2017-05-13 21        
2017-05-14 22        
2017-05-20 23        
2017-05-21 24        
2017-05-27 25        
2017-05-28 26        
2017-06-03 27        
2017-06-04 28        
2017-06-10 29        
2017-06-11 30        
2017-06-17 31        
2017-06-18 32        
2017-06-24 33        
2017-06-25 34        
2017-07-01 35        
2017-07-02 36        
2017-07-08 37        
2017-07-09 38        
2017-07-15 39        
2017-07-16 40        
2017-07-22 41        
2017-07-23 42        
2017-07-29 43        
2017-07-30 44        
2017-08-05 45        
2017-08-06 46        
2017-08-12 47        
2017-08-13 48        
2017-08-19 49        
2017-08-20 50        

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


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Trailer I
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20 Responses to “Father is Strange”

  1. 1
    Bumbum Says:

    Wow… Lee joon is the main cast.

  2. 2
    dory Says:

    Not watching anymore…The truth about Ryu Hwayoung and twin..With Tara..That is sad…

  3. 3
    Ben Says:

    Lee Joon main cast!! Can’t wait for this drama!

  4. 4
    h3rancho Says:

    Can’t wait for this. ^_^

  5. 5
    exosaranghaja Says:

    My favorite actor and actresses in one drama! Lee Yoo Ri jjang! Jung So Min jjang! Ryu Hwa Young jjang! Lee Joon jjang! Hwaiting~
    Can’t wait for this! ^^

  6. 6
    CoolBeans Says:

    Ryu Hwayoung, her scandalous real life behavior and her twin should be ignored. She is not the main lead in this excellent drama! Her performance is mediocre at best. The best parts of this great drama are the top stars and good script. It is very clear why it is No. 1 i the ratings after seeing only 4 episodes.

    Most of the characters are connected by fate and karma, The writer allows the viewer to see potential issues before they arise which gives a good feel of the direction and conflicts up ahead. The viewer is not left guessing. But, their are still surprises, passionate post drunk moments, a lot of comedy (girl fight) and lots of drama for Lee Joon. His crying tears at my heart! This is a must watch.

  7. 7
    Listya Says:

    U should watch this guys, its so light drama.. but so loveable and touching. Family should be like this at drama..

  8. 8
    Ben Says:

    I can’t wait for the father to bring Lee Joon (Son) into his family. Now it’s so intriguing to see Lee Joon hating on his father. I also can’t wait to see Lee Joon romance with Jung so min! One week two episode is too less!

  9. 9
    hayley Says:

    Ryu Hwayoung acts so well shes super cute, comic and sexy at the same time hahaha sorry haters but she’s rising above it all!!! no matter what contorversy if u are talented and hardworking like hwayoung!! you’ll get through!!

  10. 10
    BJun Says:

    Oh dear lord, this Mi Young is so full of self inflicted doubts and angst in everything she does, to the extent that she is such a painful sight to watch.

    What’s with her?

    Come on girl ! You are no more a kid. Who cares about the nasty woman who seems to be your eternal ghost haunting you. Just do your thing and live your life, girl.Take your mum as an example and learn something from her – your mum does not allow a nasty landlord to trample over her.

  11. 11
    KID Says:

    I just watched ep. 5 and I really love this drama. I love HY&JH couple. but I wonder what is the reason behind their break up 8 years ago.

  12. 12
    Jessy Says:

    I love to see byuns families…bright n warm…but i dont like ahn joong hee’s character…he don’t even respect peoples around him…esp in front of mi young father… I feel sad when looking at him being treated that way… Nappun saram joong hee shii… And mi young, pls stop talking too loud…when will she change to a sweet girl from a boyish type?

  13. 13
    Louren Says:

    I love the story, its funny,entertaining especially the love of lee yoo ri and ryu soo young. Actually I am a fan, they are perfect to each other. The story is like it happens to all of us. Love the family of byun han soo in this drama.THUMPS UP…

  14. 14
    tigerb Says:

    it’s another of kbs’s family oriented dramas on weekends, a no pressure, enjoyable to watch, like those previous ones at the same time slot. kbs posted it at you tube, english subbed. doing well so far.

  15. 15
    Adagio Says:

    Lee Yoo Ri’s character is so darn entertaining, she spices up this drama which is already superb. She seem to be having fun with the part.

  16. 16
    Francis Says:

    I love this drama, The cast is amazing. i am grateful that Lee Yoo ri was caste this caracter was fated for her, i need this more than twice episode per week. I love the main cast. Waiting for Mi Young and Joong Hee story line to develop. The soccer coach must improve his acting skills, Ryu Hwa Young so so there is something in her acting that not convince me.

  17. 17
    USA Says:

    Speed of this drama is good, good acting by parents and the oldest daughter, while other female & male actors are so-so. Personal relationships in today’s dramas are quite disappointing. The morality of Korean society and culture is going bankrupt – where cohabiting is rationalized from economic and financial perspectives] to justify before marriage. That’s what happened in the US – save money on rent! The divorce rate in the states? 1st Marriage ends in 50% divorce; 2nd ends in divorce 75%; 3rd ends 95% of the time. Kids go through multiple step-families. Good luck following American culture. Downgrading of family values in entertainment TV & movies have lost audience in the US, and Koreans will too tune out dramas if it continues. And what image are these writers telling the world with young Korean women DRINKING constantly like uneducated classless idiots whenever life throws curve balls? It degrades Korean women, and lowers Korean culture. Read alcoholism is high in Korea, no wonder. Thank these writers and directors selling boos on TV. And where are the alpha males in Korea? Many father characters wear aprons cooking, and busy trying to be nurturing women, and women trying to be the men. Ain’t gonna work, like trying to put square into peg. Men are different, women are different. Respect it. Embrace it. Love it. Writers, don’t tell me about a trashy drunken society that’s Korea. Write drama stories of descent, honest and respectable citizens of Korea; how they live and love and fight wrongs. Tell me the truth, but skip the moral trash.

  18. 18
    tigerb Says:

    @USA: well said! and some u.s. viewers comment that they prefer to watch s.k. dramas than their local soap operas. they’d be in for a surprise sooner or later. what i really can’t understand, but it’s probably a very common practice, is the drinking – like in almost all s.k. dramas i’ve watched. i guess cirrhosis is not prevalent yet.

  19. 19
    USA Says:

    @tigerb – thank you. Americans are turning to Korean dramas because of trash TV, lying media and culturally/spiritually corrupt Hollywood. Soon, Korean writers will turn off Koreans & Americans too with trashy dramas. Do these crazy nutjob writers really think by having women boozing up – the way Korean men used to – will change the very nature of women? Putting men in aprons cooking to make them women? Korean audience isn’t stupid. Been watching 5-7 dramas lately, and have more women drinking – it’s really disgusting. And these are the mothers of this country for the next generation? Scary. And yes, liver cirrhosis is high in Korea. Soon Korea will be known as the Alcoholic Drunken country with crazy neighbor Kim. Unfortunately Californians will be living ‘high’ in drugs. Korean youth doesn’t have the money to do drugs, yet. I’m certain Korean writers will be the first to introduce it as they’re doing a fine job promoting alcohol, and creating the country’s image of drunks cohabiting with no moral compass! Oh I stopped watching all dramas except Golden Pouch (no drinking, no trash) Hope you find good dramas to enjoy.

  20. 20
    Jessy Says:

    Yup…i agree with the new comments…they should stop alcoholic scene…that drinking behavior are too much…
    Btw i love to see love line between ra young n that coach…the director should put an extra scenes for them after this…

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